Academic Programs

VP of Academics:
Stacie Davis

Children’s Author Festival

Committee Chair: Jen Ganz This event has been on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are currently working with District 58 and Mrs. Hesterman to plan for 2022-23. Stay tuned for more updates!

District 58 Programs

Committee Chair: Katie Suva

Field Trips and In-Class Experiences

Committee Chairs: Jamie Wales (Grades K-2) and Girlie O’Donoghue (Grades 3-6) The PTA budgets $25 per student per year for field trips and in-class experiences and this committee helps teachers identify opportunities and plan the experiences. This committee also manages four assemblies per year including a DGS or DGN choir performance in December along with …

Hillcrest Elementary PTA Scholarship

Congrats to our 2022 Hillcrest Elementary PTA Scholarship Recipient: Ashley Elizabeth Reynolds Ashley is a senior at Downers Grove South High School and President of the National Honor Society. Ashley will be attending Miami University of Ohio this fall and plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in social justice. Ashley is an all around fantastic …

Hillcrest Library Volunteers

Library Volunteers Library Volunteer Coordinator: Maggie Spanovic Come help in the Hillcrest library! We support our Teacher Librarian, Leslie Hesterman, by checking in, checking out and shelving library books.  It is a fun way to see what wonderful resources our students use during the school year.  Stay tuned for updates on how to volunteer!  

Landscaping and Grounds

Committee Chairs: Katelyn Whoriskey and Anne Kulick The PTA helped bring some color to the Hillcrest grounds in 2020 with the introduction of the Hillcrest Kindness Rock Garden which was later dedicated in memory of Hillcrest student Allison Manning. We need your help keeping it looking fresh & vibrant! At any time throughout the school …

Partners In Art

Committee Chairs: Maria Brummel, Katelyn Whoriskey and Rebecca Hardman

Plunge Into Fitness

Plunge into Fitness with Raging Raves Committee Chair: Kasia Kranz Please stay tuned for updates on the plans for the upcoming school year. Get fit and earn a free or discounted ticket to Raging Waves Waterpark by completing 25 hours of exercise. Logs will be distributed once program details are confirmed.

Reading Incentive Programs

Committee Chair: Vacant If you are interested in helping to coordinate these programs for Hillcrest students, please reach out to Katrina Roeser.


Reflections Program Chairs: Helen Petrillo and Katelyn Whoriskey Note: Helen & Katelyn are stepping up to take over the Variety Show – please let them know if you are interested in taking over management of this national PTA program! This Year’s Theme is I Will Change the World By… The annual Reflections theme is created by …

School Supply Kits

Order Now: 2022-23 School Supply Kits! Order Deadline: Sunday, June 12, 2022 Click here to place an order Committee Chair: Alicia Chin Save time and money by ordering school supply kits through the Hillcrest PTA for the 2022-23 school year.  Items are purchased at a bulk discount and the savings are passed on directly to …